Sunday, January 14, 2018

Ranking of Movies Seen During Summer 2017

Usually I would list my ten favorite summer movies of any particular year. However, since I had only watched ten new releases during the summer of 2017. Due to the limited number, I decided to rank the films that I saw: 


1. "Dunkirk" - Christopher Nolan wrote and directed this acclaimed look at the British Expeditionary Force’s evacuation from Dunkirk, France in 1940. Fionn Whitehead, Tom Hardy and Mark Rylance starred.

2. "Wonder Woman" - Gal Gadot starred in this movie about the D.C. Comics’ heroine Wonder Woman and her experiences during World War I. Patty Jenkins directed.

3. "Detroit" - Kathryn Biegelow directed this harrowing look at the Algiers Motel incident during Detroit’s 1967 12th Street Riot. John Boyega, Will Poulter, Algee Smith and Anthony Mackie starred.

4. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" - Johnny Depp returned as Jack Sparrow in this fifth entry in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise. Directed by Espen Sanberg and Joachim Rønning, the movie co-starred Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites and Kaya Scodelario.

5. "Baby Driver" - Edgar Wright wrote and directed this tale about a young Atlanta getaway driver and music lover who is forced to work for a kingpin in order to settle a debt. Ansel Elgort, Lily James and Kevin Spacey starred.

6. "The Hitman’s Bodyguard" - Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson starred in this comedy action-thriller about a bodyguard who hired to protect a hitman who has to testify at the International Criminal Court. Patrick Hughes directed.

7. "King Arthur and the Legend of the Sword" - Guy Ritchie directed this new spin on the King Arthur legend and the monarch’s conflict against his treasonous uncle. Charlie Hunnam and Jude Law starred.

8. "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets" - Luc Besson wrote and directed this adaptation of Pierre Christin and Jean-Claude Mézières’ science fiction comics series "Valérian and Laureline". The movie starred Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne.

9. "Spider-Man: Homecoming" - Tom Holland starred as Spider-Man aka Peter Parker in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU)’s first solo film featuring the web slinger. Jon Watts directed.

10. "Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2" - James Gunn wrote and directed this followup to the 2014 hit “Guardians of the Galaxy” for the MCU. Chris Pratt, Zoë Saldana and Kurt Russell starred.

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